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IRNSS IC satellite launch scheduled for Oct 16


IRNSS-1C being assembled with PSLV-C26 in the Mobile service Tower. Photo: ISRO.

NEW DELHI (PTI): ISRO will launch the third of seven satellites of its ambitious navigation system IRNSS on October 16, the space agency said on Thursday.

IRNSS-1C, the third satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) will be launched with the help of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C26) on October 16, ISRO said.

The launch window of the mission opens at 1.32 AM and last till 1.47 AM. The lift-off is scheduled at the opening of the launch window at 1.32 AM.

The final phase of checks is in progress to carry the 1,425 kg satellite.

"The Mission Readiness Review (MRR) Committee and the Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) met on October 7 to review the progress of prelaunch activities and cleared the launch for October 16.

"The 67 hour countdown for the mission will commence at 6.32 AM on October 13," ISRO said in a statement.

IRNSS is an independent navigation satellite system developed by India to provide accurate position information service to users in India.

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